Fri, 25 December 2009
Personally, I’ve never really needed the changing of the calendar year as a reason to set and keep a resolution: so any promises I’m going to make are probably a continuation of what I’ve been working towards for the past few years; although I do have a few running-specific resolutions that I’ve set and intend to see through.
Fri, 18 December 2009
In the spirit of all those old cheesy classic television holiday variety show specials by the Osmond Brothers, Bob Hope, Donny and Marie, and the Smothers Brothers: I present for you my first Holiday PodCast Variety Show Special complete with special guests, a musical act, and comedy sketches created to make your season merry and bright.
I don’t expect this episode to become a holiday classic, but it will keep you company as you get a long run in on a cold winters day!
Special appearances by: John Michael Walker, Terry Higgins, Gabby Sherman, Steve Chopper, Kevin Gwin, Toni Harvey, Adam Tinkoff, Mat Chasey, Nic Wong, Dan Medeiros, John Ellis,
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from my home to yours!
“Jingle Bells” by Skid Row http://www.skidrow.com (made available by the Podsafe Music Network)
“Joy to the World” by Hairy Larry http://deltaboogie.com
“Joy to the World” by Two Harps http://twoharps.yolasite.com
And a special gift to all by Gordon Scott: http://www.tiree.blogspot.com
Fri, 11 December 2009
Browning Ross was a talented runner, coach, spokesman, leader and proponent of distance running; at a time when there weren’t too many runners in the world who could actually finish a marathon.
It was through his hard work and passion, that road races in the
Also, rest in peace Larry “Legend” Olsen: coach, leader, mentor, and fellow runner.
Larry’s last race: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/09/ma/Nov26_21stAn_set1.shtml
“Go the Distance” by Danny the Multitracker (aka Danny Fong) from
Fri, 4 December 2009
Running a race with a friend is always a good thing because the friendly rivalry will tend to push you past your own comfortable limits. When I first started running back in December of 1998, I would run every day with a good friend at work; and we would push each other to finish as fast and as strong as we possibly could. I averaged a 9:10 pace back in those days for my daily and long runs…guess what that pace run over 26.2 miles would get me?
If I had run the race on my own today, I most certainly wouldn’t have pushed myself too hard: I’m still weeks away from the start of my Spring marathon training, and I just had no reason to push myself too hard, risking possible injury.
I had a lot to be thankful for on this day of Thanksgiving; I had my family, my job, my health, and an ankle that was strong enough to let me run a road race. I had the gift of an entry into Boston, and a good training plan to get me there, with that goal of a sub 4 hour race in the new year not too hard to belive. And today; I was thankful that my friend Joe challenged me in this 5 mile road race; pushing me to do my best and making me feel like I really might be; once again: Steve Runner.